Flatford Mill in eastern England: A popular subject for one of England's top artists.
This evening, I am focusing on Flatford, including Flatford Mill and Willy Lott’s Cottage, on the River Stour in Suffolk, England. This hamlet is located in the Dedham Vale made famous by the paintings of English artist, John Constable (1776-1837 ). Flatford Mill, which dates from 1733, was owned by John Constable’s father and features in five paintings by the famous artist.
The mill ground locally grown cereals and was powered by water,
Flatford is now a popular visitor site where England’s National Trust (not-for-profit) plays a prominent role.
Location is about eighty miles N.E of London (near Colchester) .